Gallery: March capitalise on Soham's poor run of form

PUBLISHED: 12:47 27 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:58 04 May 2010

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SOHAM S lamentable run of form continued at the weekend as they lost out by 30 runs to March Town 3rd XI in an absorbing tussle. The loss, their third in as many games, sees Soham usurped at the top of the table by their gritty opponents who are in unstop

SOHAM'S lamentable run of form continued at the weekend as they lost out by 30 runs to March Town 3rd XI in an absorbing tussle.

The loss, their third in as many games, sees Soham usurped at the top of the table by their gritty opponents who are in unstoppable form having won their last seven in succession.

Despite the eventual loss, Soham started the game with considerable promise as, sent in to field first, they kept March's scoring pegged at around four an over with some strong bowling.

Though wickets were hard to come by, the persistence of pace duo David Lunn (2-21) and Liam Eley (2-48) ensured that March were unable to produce a late flourish, though their scoring was aided somewhat in the latter stages by an abundance of extras.

Needing 170 for victory, Soham got off to a bright start with opening duo Nick Mingay (62) and Mick Harvey (17) scoring freely. The loss of two quick wickets however, heralded the beginning of the end for Soham as the middle order struggled to bed in at the crease.

With 121 on the board for the loss of five wickets, Soham were still in with a chance of victory but the untimely intervention of March's Matthew Hubbard (5-18) saw the last five wickets removed for just 18 runs, leaving Soham 30 runs short.

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